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that you will see in the bill itself. president obama signed it into law in july. and back in june, i don't think that anybody was expecting that we would actually see this bill come to fruition. but within a couple of weeks following the bill was on the president's desk for signature. the primary issue to point out with map 21, is that it is a two-year bill and it does not fundamentally change federal transportation policy. you can see from the picture on the slide in the corner, that it is illustrative of the politics of the bill. this is president obama at the signing of the bill and you see representatives of teachers
decreased however is the new starts program. they are... it just did not touch of level of the obama administration's presidential proposal a couple of... i think it was a year ago. but it does reform the program to encourage projects which expand the core capacity of a existing major transit corridors. push >> the transportation alternatives program, this is the program that we briefly discussed a few moments ago, basically three pots of funding streams are combined into one and there is a reduction of over 30 percent in the total funding available. bicycle and safety programs are no longer eligible, nor is landscaping as a stand alone project. so the landscaping is eligible, but it is not as a stand alone street scape project. cal transplans to prioritize its share of the transportation alternatives program funds for projects that are already in the transportation improvement program. this includes an $850,000 project for san francisco for pedestrian safety campaign. there was some concern initially because this project is no longer elible under the >> i think that it is approximat
a terribly difficult time and they did not provide the people any money. fortunately with the obama administration this has changed and these people are coming back and being able to be given some money, so on the federal level i think there's some improvement. when it comes to san francisco i think we need to do more, and i would research this further and answer that question later. thank you. >> all right thank you sir. >> i am under the assumption i'm a problem solver. first you have to identify the problem and i would lump this into three groups. you have people who do not want to be helpedda that want to be live on the street. you have people that don't know where the help is and people people that want it and we need to identify the people that want to be helped that can be helped and there are certain people no matter what you do they do not want help. they want to live on the streets and that in turn we should enforce the laws on the books, and that is the only way i believe you can solve the problem. it's not about money. it's about identifying the problem and i believe
or anything like that, but i was nominated by president obama to be the united states attorney here two years ago. yes, my boss. [ applause ] and i'm honored to represent him, the president, the administration and the department of justice in northern california and in san francisco and in that capacity to welcome you here today to see this movie screening. there are 800 san francisco public high school students here today. so thank you for being here. [ applause ] it's really amazing. really amazing. there are 2400 of your classmates sitting in movie theaters around this city as we speak, all of you are watching the film this morning together. so we really appreciate it. we laid down a challenge to oakland. oakland has now pledged to screen the film between now and october 4th and we heard from san mateo county is now pledging to show the film to kids in san mateo county. so you really started a movement in the bay area and we appreciate you being here today to see this very special film. as the united states attorney here i meet with community groups and leaders all over the bay area, all
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